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petawawarace
May 5th, 2015, 06:02pm
Anyone here a member? I'm interested in doing a lapping day at Tremblant in August or Sept. I emailed them a month ago and have yet to receive a response.

dbg
May 5th, 2015, 06:20pm
I'm a member of the Boston chapter, because you have to be a member to do their Tremblant event (insurance reasons). I consider the membership fee a cost of doing the event, which is well worth the trip.

See http://www.boston-bmwcca.org/events/ultimate-calendarView.aspx?EventID=810

Got an email recently with some details:

Breaking News!

I can confirm that the Boston Chapter will again be hosting our Bimmers Across the Border (#17) in 2015. The club has moved heaven and earth (some say it was a lot of old used track tires and a few cases of beer but staying with the heaven and earth theme for now) to get this event back on the calendar for this year.

Now we need your support! This event will be open to a limited number of students and instructors so that we can observe the 30 car limit, per session imposed by the track yet give the extended track time that the Boston chapter is known for.

Boston BMW CCA - Tremblant Dates - July 31st, August 1st and 2nd.

Plan your vacations accordingly and registration is open at the link below.

Oh, Canadian BMW Club Members may register at the same rate$ as US BMW CCA members.

(PS - Apologies to MS Reg folks for getting this note twice).

Regards

Simon Cooper

Driving Events Chair - Boston BMWCCA

1Morelap
May 5th, 2015, 06:33pm
Anyone here a member? I'm interested in doing a lapping day at Tremblant in August or Sept. I emailed them a month ago and have yet to receive a response.

dkostron@rogers.com He can point you in the right direction. Tell him Greg from 1morelap sent you.

or what DBG said.

Mario
May 5th, 2015, 07:05pm
Email Henry Wong. hwong@sympatico.ca

youll get a quick answer right away. He's one of the organizer.

petawawarace
May 6th, 2015, 12:43am
Awesome. Thanks guys!!

ZOO
May 6th, 2015, 01:58pm
Tremblant is worth it. We've been trying to secure a date for a long, long time.

Rob

I12XLR8
May 6th, 2015, 03:17pm
I heard trailering in Quebec is risky business...worth the risk?

gchislett
May 6th, 2015, 03:24pm
/\?

what does that mean? Bad roads? PoPo looking to pull over Onterrible drivers? me no understand.

mikeman
May 6th, 2015, 03:26pm
something about exceeding gvwr , no?

mightymousetech
May 6th, 2015, 03:55pm
something about exceeding gvwr , no?

Yup. And they are very strict and will nail your ass to the wall just for something to do.

Basically, full size enclosed trailer, you better have a dually.

I12XLR8
May 6th, 2015, 05:10pm
/\?

what does that mean? Bad roads? PoPo looking to pull over Onterrible drivers? me no understand.


Yup. And they are very strict and will nail your ass to the wall just for something to do.

Basically, full size enclosed trailer, you better have a dually.

This. Sucks.

mightymousetech
May 6th, 2015, 05:17pm
I don't know how we made it with the chump to Ste. Eustache.

Maybe police were afraid of catching ebolaids from it.

Mario
May 6th, 2015, 06:24pm
I've never witness this, Qc cops harrasing cars with Ontario plates. I keep hearing about it but never seen it, like a car pulled over with On plates. I guess I should go out more often. :laugh:

mightymousetech
May 6th, 2015, 07:12pm
And I have never seen a black guy pulled over in the U.S.

;)

Mario
May 6th, 2015, 07:43pm
And I have never seen a black guy pulled over in the U.S.

;)

you Sir are funny but have you?

Pete
May 6th, 2015, 07:57pm
I saw a 613 truck with Ontario plates pulled over on Maisonneuve the other day... kinda looked like this and the owner was arguing while the cop was pointing at the fenders and tires... The tires were so big they would not even fit in the fenders.

http://www.trucktoyz-ct.com/pics/TIMS%20TRUCK%20NEW%20PIC.jpg

Mario
May 6th, 2015, 08:24pm
I'm not trying to protect the Qc cops, I hate the Qc governments (<<for Wookie>>) just as much as Harper, but I don't want guys to think they can't enjoy one of North America's greatest race tracks because they can't drive in the province of Qc without being hassle like a black man in LA.

Pete
May 6th, 2015, 08:27pm
I'm I hate the Qc governments (<<for Wookie>>) just as much as Harper,

:pound:

:D

1Morelap
May 6th, 2015, 08:34pm
DWB - driving while black

DWO - Driving while Ontarian , not bad.

petawawarace
May 6th, 2015, 09:52pm
Heard back from Kostron within hours. Thanks Guys. Has anyone done the BMW thing at Tremblant? Seems like a lot of hassle with instructors, and 4-5 run groups? Only running once every 2 hours?

We pull a 28 ft enclosed trailer all over QC in the winter time with an F-150. 4-5 weekends a season. Haven't had any issues since 2006. And it's not just across the border, we are upto lac St jean etc

mphysk
May 6th, 2015, 09:57pm
my friend did a couple events there with PCA last year.

impression was mco events were much better run, and track time wasn't as abundant. he had a 993 turbo and felt like the poor boy there.

pyxen
May 6th, 2015, 10:06pm
Gotta get miataruns to rep sometime then. Give your buddy a nice warm feeling...

tellum
May 6th, 2015, 10:15pm
Speaking of miataruns... Nice sticker! 30490

pyxen
May 6th, 2015, 10:29pm
Thanks! Wingdidit.

Gotta find the ones I've got sitting around and get 'em on the front quarters! Need to balance out the other vinyl on the car.

Mario
May 6th, 2015, 10:37pm
Heard back from Kostron within hours. Thanks Guys. Has anyone done the BMW thing at Tremblant? Seems like a lot of hassle with instructors, and 4-5 run groups? Only running once every 2 hours?

We pull a 28 ft enclosed trailer all over QC in the winter time with an F-150. 4-5 weekends a season. Haven't had any issues since 2006. And it's not just across the border, we are upto lac St jean etc
You drive 3 times in the morning and 3 times in the afternoon. There's also a skid pad session. Advance group get the visit of an instructor. If he thinks your good to go after a session, you don't see him again. They have class rooms for advance drivers too. Like what to do in a crash, advance driving & racing. Its more like an open group discussion. It's good. It's super well organized. Cafeteria food. A little on the snob side but excellent. Classy. I go every year once or twice

Yellokilo
May 6th, 2015, 10:41pm
I ran a Boxster with PCA in the late 90s at Tremblant for three summers and had the same experience. Run for 30 min then wait 2 hours. Total of only 4 runs per day. The days would start around 6:30 for tech inspection and would end around 4-5pm depending on your run group and whether or not you want to wait around for the last run. It would make for really long days.
MCO events and Greg Lap Days are much funner and much less down time.

Mario
May 6th, 2015, 10:46pm
Yeah the down time sucks but besides the BMW Club or the Viper Qc club, you can't drive tremblant. Ferrari and Porsche clubs don't let strange cars drive with them

Pete
May 7th, 2015, 06:49am
Oh and if you happen to be lapping while Mr Track owner shows up with his son and he wants to lap his Ferrari or something else, they close the track for him for as long as he feels like... that could be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Been there, done that.

Otherwise awesome track. I managed to sneak into a group that was organized by Trac Racing/CADL waaaay back in 1998 or 1999 I think.

wing
May 7th, 2015, 07:32am
Or just run a race weekend there.

petawawarace
May 7th, 2015, 08:05am
Or just run a race weekend there.

Too much time and money for us to get the car CASC compliant, and as well as both drivers. Just not worth the hassle.

wing
May 7th, 2015, 09:02am
No CASC. Libre but ya I guess

dbg
May 7th, 2015, 09:11am
Oh and if you happen to be lapping while Mr Track owner shows up with his son and he wants to lap his Ferrari or something else, they close the track for him for as long as he feels like... that could be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Yeah the "Tommy Hilfiger" guy is one of those "entitled rich guys". He doesn't give a fuck that you paid for and have a contract for service; his personal needs are more important. Some businessman. He bought the track so he and his Ferrari friends could play on it. The only reason he opens it up to others is that he has to have a minimum number of sanctioned events every year in order to retain the race track's certification. So from that point of view we're all just necessary nuisances, and he treats us that way. That's why it's almost impossible to even get an event scheduled there. That's why you can't use the perfectly serviceable classroom in the tower. etc.

The last time I was driving the track I was between 10 and 11 when I was startled to see a low-flying helicopter. Kinda spectacular sight, actually. It was landing beside the Ferrari garage - the one where he keeps his dozens of Ferraris. Uh oh. Fortunately he only stayed long enough to, say, masturbate over a Ferrari.

Despite the nonsense - and to be clear getting bumped by the asshole is a rare event - the track itself is absolutely spectacular. Well worth the trip.

As for the BMW club and track time, I highly recommend the Boston BMW Club's annual "Bimmers Across the Border" race school. You get gobs of track time. They do make you run with an instructor for a while no matter what your experience level, but they're actually very useful - anyone can benefit from some more training. After a few sessions you get signed off and away you go. They do also have class time. Show up to the first class and if you find it boring they don't seem to notice if you don't show up again.

dbg
May 7th, 2015, 09:11am
Or just run a race weekend there.

Good luck trying to get in.

wing
May 7th, 2015, 09:18am
It's easy. You just register. I was asked to race last weekend. They had 7 stohrs running. B they do three weekends a year in formula libre

karmaboy
May 7th, 2015, 09:19am
Did my open wheel race school there...was worth it.

Pete
May 7th, 2015, 09:23am
It's easy. You just register. I was asked to race last weekend. They had 7 stohrs running. B they do three weekends a year in formula libre

Highlighted a keyword in your sentence.

Already back then the egos of very expensive and fancy cars owners did not like to be crushed by some kid in a civic hatch and a type-R swap...

Or even more by Carl W. when he had his old Race prepped 1st Gen CRX... that thing was a riot and stupid fast too.

petawawarace
May 7th, 2015, 09:33am
It's easy. You just register. I was asked to race last weekend. They had 7 stohrs running. B they do three weekends a year in formula libre

We do not have our race licenses. We've been told we need them to compete in the Libre series.

wing
May 7th, 2015, 09:35am
Well yes of course

Mario
May 7th, 2015, 06:58pm
Imo it's the best track I even ran. Watkins glen is something too in the big track category. Any chance to drive at Tremblant is well worth any inconvenience